Executive

FNCPA Executive

FNCPA Executive includes the positions of President, Vice President (East), Vice President (Central), Vice President (West), Secretary-Treasurer and Past President

    Chief Jerel (Jerry) Swamp

    Chief Jerel (Jerry) Swamp

    President

    Chief Jerel (Jerry) Swamp has 29 years of policing experience in First Nation Communities. He joined the Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service in 1991 and has held the ranks of Constable, Detective Sergeant and Acting Deputy Chief before becoming the Police Services Chief of Police in 2009. In 2017 he retired from the Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service after serving 8 years as the Chief of police. In October 2018 Chief Swamp joined the men and women of Rama Police Service as their Chief of Police.

    Chief Swamp spent 15 years conducting major criminal investigations which included death investigations, trafficking and conspiracies related to weapons and controlled substances between Canada and the United States.

    He is a past recipient of the First Nations Chiefs of Police outstanding service award for his work in numerous organized crime investigations. He is also the recipient of the Governor General’s Exemplary Service Medal in 2011. In 2013 Chief Swamp was the recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Award for his outstanding contribution to First Nations Policing in Canada.

    He has presented on many topics across Canada including Organized Crime in native communities, Critical Incidents and management in Native Communities, Policing in a multi-jurisdictional location as well as operational planning and search warrant drafting.

    First Nations Chiefs of Police Association

    c/o Rama Police Service
    7450 Williams Road
    Rama, Ontario L3V 6H6
    Phone: (705) 325-7773
    Fax: (705) 325-4522
    Email: [email protected]

     

    Chief Keith Blake

    Chief Keith Blake

    Vice-President (West)

    Chief Keith Blake was sworn in as the 5th Chief of Police of the Tsuut’ina Nation Police Service on May 16, 2013.

    Prior to his appointment with the Tsuut’ina Nation Police Service, Keith served 24 years in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Keith was privileged to have completed all of his service in the Province of Alberta and experienced firsthand the culture, pride and honour in being part of the policing in seven different First Nations communities in Alberta.

    Keith’s operational and investigative policing experience includes both front line uniform policing, as well as plain clothes duties in specialized units. Keith’s investigative background includes postings as a General Investigation/Major Crime Investigator, Federal Drug Unit Investigator and Integrated National Security Enforcement Team (INSET) Investigator and Supervisor, Detachment Commander, Emergency Response Team Leadership and Professional Standards.

    Chief Blake is honoured to serve the truly great people of the Tsuut’ina Nation and work alongside the dedicated women and men of Tosguna.

    First Nations Chiefs of Police Association

    c/o Tsuut’ina Nation Police Service
    9905 Chiila Blvd.,
    Tsuut’ina Nation, AB T2W 6H6
    Phone: (403) 251-9660
    Fax: (403) 238-4075
    Email: [email protected]

    Chief Terry McCaffrey

    Chief Terry McCaffrey

    Vice-President (Central)

    Chief of Police Terry McCaffrey is a Seasoned, Senior Indigenous Police Leader with more than 24 years of service across Canada, having worked in over 40 First Nation Communities in Manitoba, Alberta, and Ontario. He has worked for the Manitoba First Nation Police Service in Manitoba, Blood Tribe Police Service, Siksika Nation Police Service and the Tsuu T’ina Nation Police Service in Alberta. Chief McCaffrey served for 10 years with the Treaty Three Police Service in Kenora, Ontario, before assuming the Chief Of Police Role for the Wikwemikong Tribal Police Service in July of 2018.

    Chief McCaffrey started his Policing Career in 1996 where he was trained at the RCMP Training Academy – Depot in Regina, Saskatchewan. He has had an extensive career working as a Front Line Officer, a Detective Constable, and a Hostage and Crisis Negotiator integrated with the OPP Regional team for over 10 years. Chief McCaffrey also brings with him, his background as a Training Officer integrated with OPP I.S.T. providing Annual BLOCK and Firearms Training. In addition, Chief McCaffrey has served the public as a Detective Sergeant in charge of Crime, Drugs, Guns and Gangs and Intelligence. Chief McCaffrey served as Detachment Commander for the North Subdivision of the Treaty Three Police Service, where he was responsible for overall Detachment Operations. He was in charge of 30 Officers, 4 Civilian Staff, 8 Communities, Professional Standards, along with the Crime Unit and Drug Unit Operations. To add to this extensive list of responsibilities, Chief McCaffrey also served as his Detachment’s Information Technology Division Supervisor, was responsible as the Officer in Charge of the Records Management System, Uniform Crime Reporting and Freedom of Information Management.

    Chief McCaffrey is actively involved in the community and is an alumni Board Member for the Manitoulin District Hospital, Manitoulin Drug Strategy and sits on the Regional Law Enforcement Torch Run Committee in support of Special Olympics Canada.

    Chief McCaffrey is President and one of the founding Members of the Indigenous Police Chiefs of Ontario (IPCO), Vice President of the First Nations Chiefs of Police Association (FNCPA), a Member of the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) and the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP). Chief McCaffrey also brings his experience from many Local, Regional, Provincial and National Boards in addressing human trafficking, harm reduction, and revising the Provincial Use of Force Model including, the CACP Committee; Policing with Indigenous People and assisting with the design of the Ontario Constable Selection System, ensuring that Indigenous Perspectives are included in the process.

    In addition to numerous Service Citations, Chief McCaffrey is an invested Member in the Order of Merit of the Police Forces (M.O.M.) and a recipient of the Peace Officer Exemplary Service Medal for dedicating 20 years of distinguished service to our Communities and the Policing Profession. Chief McCaffrey is also Provincially recognized as a Certified Municipal Manager III – Police Executive (CMM III)

    First Nations Chiefs of Police Association

    c/o Wikwemikong Tribal Police Service
    P.O. Box 27 – 2074 Wikwemikong Way
    Wikwemikong, Ontario P0P 2J0
    Phone: (705) 859-3141
    Fax: (705) 859-2656
    Email: [email protected]

     

    Chief Shawn Dulude

    Chief Shawn Dulude

    Vice-President (East)

    Born into a police family in Lachine, Quebec. Chief Dulude is the 7th member of his family to be part of a police force. Starting with his great grandfather and down to him. Shawn began his career in 1993 with the Dorion Police Department as a Patrolman; over time as the departments merged in to the Surete du Quebec this is where Shawn developed his skills as he moved up the ranks.

    From 2004-2010 he went from Sergeant to Assistant Director at the Valleyfield detachment, then in 2010 he made the decision to move to Harve St Pierre as the Station Director where he worked with the Mingan and Natashquan First Nations.

    After 15 years with the Surete du Quebec Shawn retired in 2017 and began a new chapter in his career as the Chief of Police with the Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service. Spring 2018, Shawn was voted in to the Quebec First Nation’s Chiefs of Police Association as their secretary and most recently voted in as vice-president of the First Nation Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police for the eastern region of the country. The FNCPA is a national organization that represents stand-alone First Nation Police Services across Canada.  Their roles are to build capacity in order to raise the standards of policing services offered to Native communities.

    The mission of the Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service is to enhance peace, harmony, justice and cultural values throughout Akwesasne. To honor and respect all living things. To acquire the highest level of professionalism and accountability in serving the community members of Akwesasne and surrounding areas.

    First Nations Chiefs of Police Association

    c/o Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service
    73 Sweetgrass Lane
    Akwesasne, QC H0M 1A0
    Tel: (613) 575-2340
    Fax: (613) 575-2334
    Email: [email protected]

    Chief Kyle Melting Tallow

    Chief Kyle Melting Tallow

    Secretary-Treasurer

    Chief Melting Tallow has served his entire policing career in First Nations policing, where he began his policing career as a member of the Siksika Nation Police Service (SNPS) in 1998. In 2002, Chief Melting Tallow joined the Tsuut’ina Nation Police Service (TTNPS) where he continued to work in general patrols in partnership with the RCMP as the TTNPS transitioned into a stand-alone police service.

    In 2006, Chief Melting Tallow left the TTNPS and joined the BTPS. Chief Melting Tallow has worked in all areas of the Blood Tribe Police Service (BTPS) including the member-in-charge of the Community Policing Division, member-in-charge of the Support and Administration Division, Professional Standards and Use of Force Instruction. Chief Melting Tallow was also seconded part-time to the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) in 2014.

    In addition to the duties of the Chief of Police, Chief Melting Tallow is Chair of the Alberta Association of Chiefs of Police: Policing with Indigenous Peoples Committee and is Co-Chair of the Canadian Association of Chief of Police: Policing with Indigenous Peoples Committee. Chief Melting Tallow is also in his final year of study at Royal Roads University where he is pursuing his Master of Arts in Leadership degree.

    Chief Melting Tallow received his headdress in a traditional transfer ceremony on the day he was sworn in as Chief of Police. This honouring recognized the many years of service and leadership Chief Melting Tallow has dedicated to the people of the Blood Tribe. Chief Melting Tallow is also the recipient of the Queens Diamond Jubilee Medal, Canadian Exemplary Service Medal, Alberta Law Enforcement Long Service Medal, Alberta Emergency Service Medal, First Nations Chiefs of Police Association Long Service Medal and the Blood Tribe Police Service Distinguished Service Medal.

    First Nations Chiefs of Police Association

    c/o Blood Tribe Police Service
    Box 300
    Standoff, Alberta TOL 1YO
    Tel: (403) 737-8807
    Fax: (403) 737-3342
    Email: [email protected]

     

    Chief Dwayne Zacharie

    Chief Dwayne Zacharie

    Past President

    Dwayne Zacharie has worked for the Kahnawake Peacekeepers since 1997. He is currently the Chief Peacekeeper. He is responsible for the administration of all policing functions. In 2013, he was elected President of the First Nations Chiefs of Police Association of Quebec. In 2016, he was elected President of the First Nations Chiefs of Police Association (FNCPA), both of which are national organizations that represents stand-alone First Nation Police Services across Canada. In October 2018, he was re-elected President of FNCPA. Their roles are to build capacity in order to raise the standards of policing services offered to Native communities. On October 31st 2019, Chief Dwayne Zacharie was inducted into The Order Of Merit Of The Police Forces by Governor General Julie Payette. The Order was established in October 2000 to recognize a career of exceptional service or distinctive merit displayed by the men and women of Canadian police services.

    The Kahnawá:ke Peacekeepers’ primary service is law enforcement within the Territory focusing on safety, protection and accountability as its key areas of concern. Daily tasks include patrols of the community ensuring that laws are being abided by, issuing tickets to offenders, responding to calls for assistance and promoting safety to the public.

    First Nations Chiefs of Police Association

    c/o Kahnawake Peacekeepers
    P.O. Box 203, Old Malone Hwy
    Kahnawake, Quebec, J0L 1B0
    Tel: (450) 632-6505, ext 232
    Fax: (450) 632-5527
    Email: [email protected]